Chris Froome Reveals He Missed A Doping Test

London, June 25, 2015 (AFP) - British cycling star Chris Froome revealed Thursday he had missed a drugs test earlier this year but said it was his own fault. The 30-year-old's missed test came while he was on holiday in Italy with wife Michelle. Staff at the hotel where they were staying refused to let anti-doping officials disturb the couple. During the Tour de France, … [Read more...]

French Rider Sylvain Georges Fails Drug Test At Giro d’Italia

VAJONT, Italy, May 15, 2013 (AFP) - French rider Sylvain Georges has tested positive for a "specified substance" during the ongoing Giro d'Italia, according to cycling's world governing body, the UCI. The UCI said Georges had produced an "adverse analytical finding", with the stimulant heptaminol showing up in a urine sample collected during the Giro's seventh stage on May 10. "Mr … [Read more...]

Cavendish Admits To Missed Doping Test

LONDON, Jan 6, 2012 (AFP) - British world cycling champion Mark Cavendish on Friday admitted missing an out-of-competition drugs test after failing to update his whereabouts schedule, which dictates where and when testing takes place. "I missed an out-of-competition test last April, it was my mistake," the 26-year-old said in a statement. "I was with a film crew from the BBC and … [Read more...]

Italy Team Boss Under Investigation

ROME, Oct 12, 2011 (AFP) - Italy team boss Paolo Bettini, a former world champion, is under investigation by the prosecutor in Padua for abuse of office. Bettini is accused of having alerted a cyclist to an anti-doping test, however he claims that was normal. Bettini is supposed to have told a cyclist about a test ahead of the 2010 World Championships in Melbourne. "As part … [Read more...]

WADA Rejects French Testers’ Tour de France Request

PARIS, June 23, 2010 - The World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) on Wednesday turned down a request from the French Anti-doping Agency (AFLD), who wanted to carry out their own drug tests at the Tour de France. Although responsibility for drug testing at the Tour rests with the International Cycling Union (UCI), the French agency approached WADA hoping to carry out around 60 extra tests at the … [Read more...]

Cervélo TestTeam Bike Setup Ready For Paris-Roubaix

09-Apr-2010: With this weekend’s Paris-Roubaix classic, the cobblestone test season for Cervélo TestTeam will draw to a close. Since the first Test Days at the end of February, the team have tried out new products for eight Partners, from Castelli’s new rain jackets to eyewear prototypes and from the latest Vittoria tires to 3T’s all-new Dorico and Palladio seatposts. The team will be able … [Read more...]

The New Human Growth Hormone Test

Written by: There has been much publicity recently regarding the new test for the banned Human Growth Hormone. It has long been the case that some riders have abused this substance, yet there was never a sufficient, reliable blood test to determine if a rider had been using it, until now that is. After many months of research and development, a test was finally put into place and … [Read more...]